7 Nutrients that are the KEY to successful weight loss
Today, I want to tell you about seven nutrients that are necessary for a healthy diet. As much as possible you want to get these nutrients from live, raw foods. Adding these foods to your diet will help you live a healthy life full of energy. They rid your body of unwanted toxins and provide you with essential vitamins and minerals.
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So, here they are, the 7 keys to healthier, happier YOU:
Fiber: This is important to help you feel full during the day so you won't give into temptation and eat the wrong types of foods or go out and binge eat. Fiber also keeps your digestive system running smoothly. You do need to drink plenty of water, too, so you won't feel bloated.
Iron: A deficiency of iron in your system causes a condition called anemia. This results in you feeling tired and lethargic. Your body needs iron to assure your blood is getting enough oxygen to carry throughout the body. You can get more iron in your diet by eating foods such as: spinach, clams, lentils, beef and turkey.
Omega 3 fatty acids: These types of good fats are essential for good health. They help increase your energy level and help you feel full after eating. Most people get plenty of Omega 6 fatty acids but not enough Omega 3's. These types of fat can actually help you lose weight unlike bad fats such as trans fats and saturated fats. Add these fats to your diet by eating salmon, sardines, eggs and flaxseed. Don't fall for the low fat diet craze and eliminate all fats from your diet. Good fats are vital to weight loss.
Spinach leaf: This is a good source of iron, vitamin K and calcium. It helps improve your circulation and increases heart health.
Wheat grass: This is a complete source of vitamins, minerals and healthy enzymes. It also contains cleansing properties that helps rid your body of unwanted toxins.
Purple Dulse seaweed: This amazing seaweed is 22% protein. It also contains vitamins B1, B3, B12, C, and E. It also a good source of calcium and iron. It is one of the best sources of absorbable trace minerals. It also helps reduces toxins from the system.
Chlorella: this is a powerful blue green algae. It helps help reduce toxins in the body as well as providing vital nutrients such as Vitamins A, B, C and E. It also contains essential fatty acids and lipoic acid.
It's important to get these nutrients as much as possible from live foods in your diet as opposed to supplements. Don't try to add these nutrients by taking pills. It won't work. Add these nutrients to your diet for one month as see if you don't notice a marked improvement in your energy levels.
This post was originally published on March 31, 2014.